Allison Nurre

Allison Nurre

Veterinary Assistant

Joined our staff in July of 2013. Allison graduated from NICC in Calmar. Allison and her husband Jeremy and daughter Addilyn, live outside of Hopkinton. She enjoys being a new mom, being outdoors and spending time with her pets also.

Years in Practice: 4
Education: NICC in Calmar

Angie Borgerding

Angie Borgerding

Veterinary Assistant

Joined our staff in June of 1998. Angie graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College. Angie and her husband Ron have two sons Lucas and Landen. In her spare time she enjoys walking and spending time with family and friends.

Years in Practice: 19
Education: Northeast Iowa Community College

Emily O'Connell

Emily O'Connell

Veterinary Assisting Program

Joined our staff in August of 2016. Emily graduated from the Veterinary Assisting program at Kirkwood Community College. In her spare time she enjoys hanging with family and friends and watching movies.

Years in Practice: 1
Education: Kirkwood Community College

Julie Vonderhaar

Julie Vonderhaar

Veterinary Assistant

Joined our staff in 1976. Julie along with her husband Tom live on a farm near Luxemburg. Julie and Tom have three grown children, Tony, Jill (and husband Travis), and Tim. Julie has numerous cats on the farm. Julie enjoys helping clients as soon as they come through the door. In Julie’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Years in Practice: 41

Linda Dunkel

Linda Dunkel

Veterinary Assistant

Joined our staff in April of 2007. Linda and her husband Joe live on an acreage in Worthington. They have three grown children, Jolene, Zach and Jenna. In her spare time she enjoys camping, fishing and cruising in her convertible.

Years in Practice: 10

Shelly Steffen

Shelly Steffen

Veterinary Assistant

Joined our staff in January 2015. Shelly graduated from UW Platteville in May 2015 with a degree in Agri Business and Business Administration. In her spare time she likes to hang out with family and friends and help out on the family farm.

Years in Practice: 2
Education: UW Platteville

Thomas Lehmann

Thomas Lehmann

Veterinary Assistant

Tommy joined Tri Vet in 2013. He is currently attending University of Wisconsin Platteville for Animal Science with the intent to apply to vet school at Iowa State. In his spare time he likes to show/raise rabbits, work on the farm, play basketball, and eat at Happy Joe''s.

Office Manager

Lori Daly

Lori Daly

Office Manager

Joined our staff in March of 1988. Lori and her husband Tim live on a farm near Bankston. They have three grown children Jimmy, Sarah (husband Jordan), Eric and granddaughter Hayden. In her spare time she enjoys biking, walking, reading and spending time with family and friends and spoiling her granddaughter.

Years in Practice: 29

Certified Veterinary Technicians

Kari Erickson, CVT

Kari Erickson, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Joined our staff in August of 2008. Kari graduated from Kirkwood Community College and is a Registered Veterinary Technician. Kari and her husband Nathan live in Edgewood and have a daughter, Gemma and a son William. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Kari loves the outdoors, running, biking, camping and helping on the family farm.

Years in Practice: 9
Education: Kirkwood Community College

Tanya Deutmeyer, CVT

Tanya Deutmeyer, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Joined our staff in July of 2013. Tanya graduated from Kirkwood Community College and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She and her husband Tim live in Dyersville, they have a lab named “Mac” and a cat named “Diesel”. She enjoys being on the river, boating, fishing, camping and hanging with friends in her free time.

Years in Practice: 4
Education: Kirkwood Community College

Carmen Knipper, CVT

Carmen Knipper, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Re-joined our staff in March of 2018. Carmen graduated from Kirkwood Community College. Carmen and her husband Mark, live on a farm outside of Worthington. They have 2 daughters; Lainey and Kaya.
In her spare time she likes to spend time at the ballpark, watching her girls play softball, and spending time with family and friends.

Large Animal Assistant

Merle Feldman

Merle Feldman

Veterinary Assistant

Lives in Farley and has been with Tri-Vet since 1981. Merle is the oldest of five brothers and three sisters. He is an active member of the American Amvets. In his spare time he enjoys cooking with Far-fry, fishing and bowling.

Years in Practice: 36